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Bankside BikeShed competition shortlist revealed

Better Bankside and the Architecture Foundation have named the five shortlisted entries in their competition to create new portable, secure bicycle parking in the Bankside area.

Atmos
Atmos
Dream Studio
Dream Studio
Quinn Architecture
Quinn Architecture
Studio Meda
Studio Meda
Tughela Gino
Tughela Gino

A selection of entries to the international design competition is on display this week at Bankside Community Space and the winning entry will be constructed as a prototype in May.

On Thursday morning Sarah Ichioka, director of the Architecture Foundation, announced the five shortlisted entries. They are Atmos, Dream Studio, Quinn Architecture, Studio Meda and Tughela Gino.

Atmos proposes a shed "re-imagined as a miniature forest" while Dream Studio favours a simple scaffolding structure.

Quinn Architecture's straightforward proposal uses laminated timber while Studio Meda's plain canopy would double as a rain shelter for pedestrians.

Tughela Gino's shortlisted design incorporates the tried and tested sheffield stand for bike parking.

Entries which didn't make the shortlist included Cyclehoop's proposal to turn an old removals lorry into a secure bike park and KGP Design Studio's audacious plan to turn recycled plastic bottles into a portable amphitheatre which also serves as a bike shed.

A winner will be selected in the next few weeks by a jury including the AF's Sarah Ichioka, architect Deborah Saunt, Ashok Sinha of the London Cycling Campaign, Jonathan Bell from Wallpaper magazine and Giles Semper of Better Bankside.

The competition forms part of the EU-funded Smart Green Business project to improve local firms' environmental performance.

• The Bankside BikeShed Exhibition continues at Bankside Community Space until Friday 11 March.

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